Choices and Rights have a direct payment support scheme for disabled people and another for families of disabled children. Both of these schemes are currently funded on a service level agreement with Hull City Council.
As part of the direct payment support scheme, Choices and Rights have developed and manage a database of potential PA’s. There are approximately 1,300 potential PA’s on the database that have already been reference checked.
Your social worker can put you in contact with Choices and Rights as you may need their support to employ a PA. They can help you find a PA if you don’t already have someone in mind as well as advise you on what you need to do as an employer.
Be clear with your PA what you want them to do for you. You are the best person to let them know how you want them to support you - this is where your support plan is helpful.
Access the Choices and Rights PA database here (Opens in a new window)
Alternatively, you can contact them on -
Employing someone you know
You can employ a friend or a member of your family as long as they do not live in the same house as you. The Choices and Rights worker helps you to set up their employment.
We strongly advise you to have the person you are employing complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check but you may not want to do this if you know the person very well.
The Choices and Rights support worker helps you set up the insurance you need as an employer. You cannot start any employment until the insurance is in place.
Paying your personal assistant - Hull CVS
Hull Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) is contracted by Hull City Council to provide a payroll service to individuals who receive a direct payment for their care needs from Hull City Council.
Hull CVS will support you with a payroll service and send you a regular payslip for your personal assistant. You need to give this to your personal assistant.
You should inform CVS of the hours your personal assistant has worked, including any bank holidays, if they have been sick or taken any annual leave.
Hull CVS also send you an advice letter regarding Inland Revenue. This letter is important as it tells you how much money needs to be paid to the Inland Revenue.
You need to write a cheque to the Inland Revenue for the amount that Hull CVS have worked out for you. You then need to send this cheque back to the Hull CVS who handle all your Inland Revenue business.
You must keep all the paperwork you get from CVS and any bank statements and cheque book stubs. Hull CVS also send you payslips which you must give to your personal assistant.
You can contact Hull CVS Payroll team on -